AIRBNB ENVY - Gov’t, Opposition wary as hoteliers criticised for demanding tax on short-lease owners

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Small-scale Jamaican property owners providing hospitality services on the Airbnb platform have received support from both sides of the legislature against continuing howls that their operations should be drafted into the tax net. Wayne Cummings…

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Wages, productivity must top 2020 agenda – Roberts

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As the debate over the minimum wage gains momentum, labour expert Danny Roberts is suggesting that the Government, along with employers in the private sector, take steps to determine “what is a liveable wage” in 2020, and make adjustments to the…

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Mother wants justice after ackee breakfast kills son

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The mother of a teenage truck driver is on the hunt for justice after her son’s death several weeks ago, reportedly from eating a poisoned ackee breakfast. A grieving Keron James, who resides at Awful Gully in Bickersteth, St James, said her 19-…

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Hotelier warns against Airbnb free-for-all

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Robin Russell, chairman of the St James chapter of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), is cautioning the Government against promoting a free-for-all model for property owners who subscribe to Airbnb, the United States-based global…

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Revamp educational curricula – Roberts

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Head of the Hugh Shearer Labour Studies Institute, Danny Roberts, says the new year provides a golden opportunity for the country to revamp the current educational curricula. He is encouraging the education sector to begin the process of re-…

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Cops: Rockfort quiet, tense

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Divisional chief of the East Kingston police division, Superintendent Victor Hamilton, has commended the three persons who came forward and took responsibility for hosting an unauthorised bike fest at the intersection of Wareika and D’Aguilar roads…

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Manchester supervisor charged with murder in reported love triangle

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Detectives assigned to the Manchester Police Division have charged a 30-year-old man following the shooting death of a woman at a food store on South Race Course Road in Mandeville last week Tuesday. Charged with murder, illegal possession of…

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St Catherine labourer charged over machete attack

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Nineteen-year-old Sivan Pearson, a labourer of Duxes district, Point Hill, St Catherine was charged with wounding with intent after he was implicated in the chopping injury of a man in the community on Wednesday, December 18. The police report that…

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Several senior JCF officers transferred

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The Police High Command has announced the transfer of several gazetted officers as part of the organisation’s strategic push to enhance its capacity to better serve communities. The transfers are as follows: Effective January 1, 2020 *…

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Paving activities planned for section of Camp Road, St Andrew

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The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that activities will begin tomorrow to apply the final layer of asphalt to the reconstructed section of Camp Road, St Andrew between Tom Redcam Drive and the Gun Court. NWA Communication Manager Stephen…

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